FIR Podcast #31: Bring Back the Tourists!

FIR Podcast #31: Bring Back The Tourists!

This is cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Today’s panel includes Blogger Bridge CEO Chris Christensen (who also hosts the Amateur Traveler podcast), Voce Communications Senior VP Christopher Barger (who is about to open Christopher Barger Communications), and CustomScoop founder Chip Griffin.

Our topics included…

  • The implications for communicators of the growing trend of corporations embracing gay rights and issuing public statements opposing statewide legislation that restricts those rights
  • Egypt’s plan to win back tourists despite no recognition in the plan of terror risks, while Mexico has found a way to address… Read More »

Friday Wrap #164: CEO’s hologram attends a meeting, Microsoft touts bots, bot writers are in demand

Friday Wrap #164The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

   

Special Notice:… Read More »

FIR Podcast #30: The Employee Experience

FIR Podcast #30: The Employee Experience

This is cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Today’s panel includes internal communications consultant and speaker Steve Crescenzo; ROI Communications CEO Barbara Fagan-Smith; and Frost Bank’s Vice President of Employee Communications, Culture, and People Development, Sheri Rosen.

Our topics included…

  • For the first time, Edelman has issued a report that dissects data from the Trust Barometer to find out how much employees trust their employers. The results weren’t pretty.
  • Facebook Live is now available to everybody using the Android or iOS Facebook app. Facebook Live essentially puts a broadcast studio in… Read More »

Chatbots are coming. Are you ready?

Webinar: Chatbots for Communicators

We’re living through 1992 all over again.

In 1992, the World Wide Web was taking off. While most websites were the creations of hobbyists and technologists, marketers were starting to pay attention. In public relations and organizational communications, though, there was little recognition that the web would even be a factor no less a sea change in the way communicators reach audiences.

According to an executive with Kik, one of the hot messaging apps, “Messengers are the new apps and bots are the new websites.”

Technologists have been developing and deploying chatbots for years. Suddenly, though, marketers are hot to bring them to… Read More »

Friday Wrap #163: Kik opens a chatbot shop, FTC cracks down on disclosure, mobile takes over social

Friday Wrap #163The Friday Wrap is my weekly collection of news stories, posts, studies, and reports designed to help organizational communicators stay current on the trends and technology that affect their jobs. These may be items that flew under the radar while other stories grabbed big headlines. As always, I collect material from which I select Wrap stories (as well as stories to report on the For Immediate Release podcast, along with stuff I just want to remember to read) on my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. If you want to make sure you never miss an edition of the Wrap, subscribe to my weekly email newsletter.

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GEO CEO jumps… Read More »

FIR Podcast #29: Communications and Cancer

 

For Immediate Release

This is cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network.

Today’s panel includes Doug Haslam, senior consultant at Boston-based digital marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting; Jennifer Stauss, PR and Social Media strategist at Bozell, an integrated marketing services company in Omaha; and Mark Story, Washington D.C.-based communications counsel for the National Cancer Institute and adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University.

Our topics included…

  • A special segment devoted to communication and cancer, based on the connection each of the panelists have with the issue (personally and professionally)
  • The Associated Press’s… Read More »

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